Forget about exploding airbags. America’s exploding waistlines have us on a collision course, literally, with food-induced fatalities. Our crash test dummies just gained 106 pounds overnight, after studies found that most cars’ safety features don’t properly fit larger Americans, putting them at much greater risk of dying in car crashes. Stories like this presumably lend… Read More
Happy Halloween! Don’t be scared–it’s this week’s news in food. 1. Oregon Anti-GMO-Labeling Brings in $2.37 Million in New Donations (The Oregonian) Opposition is mounting in Oregon to a proposed ballot measure that would require companies to label food products containing genetically modified ingredients. Measure 92 has drawn record spending from both supporters and opponents–the… Read More
On a recent Friday outside San Diego, California, 26 farmers and eight food distributors set up tables at a local ranch. Representatives from dozens of area school districts (plus a few folks from universities, hospitals, restaurants, grocers, senior centers, and preschools) shuffled from booth to booth, tasting growers’ products, shaking hands, and hashing out potential… Read More
Every morning, just after breakfast, Joe Morris heads out to check the water for his herd of 130 pasture-raised cattle. This year, thanks to California’s extreme drought, the creeks on his property have run dry.
“A herd of cattle without water is not a pretty sight,” says Morris, a rancher who has practiced holistic management of the water and soil on his family’s San Juan Bautista ranch since 1991.
Here’s what we saw this week in food news.
A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that the agency didn’t adequately analyze the impact of 2,4-D–an active ingredient in Agent Orange–before granting approval Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide. Farmer Jim Goodman weighed in about 2,4-D here last week.
Back in January, I called out Gatorade’s Bolt! mobile game, which told young players to “Keep Your Performance Level High by Avoiding Water.” The game had players maneuver Olympian Usain Bolt’s character through a course in the fastest time possible, gathering Gatorade along the way and avoiding drops of water.